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Some kids more likely than other to suffer from toothaches
Updated: 11/2/2010 5:00:06 PM

Some kids more likely than other to suffer from toothaches Although many individuals experience a toothache at some point or another, a new report indicates that some children are more likely to be affected by this dental problem.

Researchers collected data (what you wrote was technically write, but it just sounds kind of awkward) from approximately 86,730 kids who were between the ages of 1 and 17 from around the U.S. Nearly 11 percent of these individuals had experienced a toothache at within the six months leading up to the study. This problem was most common among those who were aged 6 to 12 years.

While 58 percent of all the participants who had reported a toothache also had suffered a cavity, children from low-income households were much more likely to have a toothache, compared to children from more affluent families. Those with specials needs also had significantly higher rates of toothaches.

The scientists from the University of Washington noted that "toothache is a source of chronic and often severe pain that interferes with a child's ability to play, eat and pay attention in school." The authors also added that dental decay is the most common cause of this problem.

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